Average Musician or Singer Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Musician or Singer is $47.97.
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $118
$10 - $41,886
Profit Sharing
$7 - $48,479
$0 - $25,000
Total Pay
$21,485 - $206,537

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Job Description for Musician or Singer

Musician or Singer Tasks
  • Perform songs within a designated genre in front of an audience.
  • Rehearse, practice and learn new music alone and in groups.
  • Work with other musicians, the public and management to ensure a high quality experience.

Job Satisfaction for Musician or Singer

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Popular Skills for Musician or Singer

Skills in Performer, Entertainment Coordination and Multimedia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Instrument Control and Leadership.

Pay by Experience Level for Musician or Singer

An entry-level Musician or Singer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.35 based on 33 salaries. An early career Musician or Singer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30.52 based on 159 salaries. A mid-career Musician or Singer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48.22 based on 147 salaries. An experienced Musician or Singer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48.96 based on 177 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $50.
Employees with Musician or Singer in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (4.2% more) and Chicago, Illinois (2.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Nashville, Tennessee (58.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (37.5% less) and Austin, Texas (29.1% less).

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